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For those of you with a sense of nostalgia, the iPhone 5c will hold a special place in your heart. As one of Apple's oldest remaining handsets, now's the time to bring it back with a refurbished model.

The iPhone 5c is certainly one of Apple's longest-standing handsets, having been launched to rave reviews on September 20th 2013. It's an oldie but goldie, there's certainly a great deal to love about the 5c, from the vibrant range of colours to its reassuringly smooth performance and deceptively impressive battery life. Our refurbished iPhone 5c models prove that good things come in small packages.

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Apple iPhone 5c Overview

If you compare the specifications of the iPhone 5c to the SE or 6s series handsets that immediately followed, there's no doubt that the 5c still has a great deal going for it, especially when you consider that our carefully refurbished handsets are available at competitive prices. It's hard-wearing, colourful plastic shell makes it the perfect phone for the butter-fingered among us, while the flashy apps bring the undeniable Apple experience we've come to know and love.

An impressive battery performance

Let's start with the basics; as the iPhone 5c boasts an impressive battery underneath its polycarbonate finish, and one that represents a significant improvement on the iPhone 5. This Li-Po 1,510 battery unit certainly packs a punch, with testing showcasing that the average handset only drops by 3% to 4% overnight.

This even applies when apps are running and syncing in the background, and there's no doubt that a single charge should last for a minimum of 24 hours in most instances. Arguably, this was the first iPhone to resolve the so-called ‘overnight drain '.

Capture the moment with an improved front camera

In some respects, the iPhone 5c is a carbon copy of its predecessor, and this definitely applies to the camera function. It sports the same 8MP iSight rear camera, for example, complete with a single LED flash.

However,the front facing or ‘selfie ' camera has undergone a noticeable upgrade in the form of a 1.2MP offering that's capable of producing HD (720p) recordings. This shouldn't be ignored, especially if you love nothing more than documenting your day on social media.

Heralding the return of the polycarbonate exterior

While we may laud modern smartphones for using premium materials like metal and aluminium, there are some who yearn for the days of cheap and cheerful plastic handsets available in a number of bright, vivid and often zany colours.

You can also buy our refurbished iPhone 5c handsets in several eye-catching hews including pink, white, blue, yellow and green.

A staid but easy-to-use interface

While contact management on iOS has always been a weak point, the iPhone 5c benefitted from integration with iOS 7 upon its release. Our handsets are also available on iOS 8 and 9, creating an efficient and seamless navigation that allows for rapid contact selection.

Interestingly, the iPhone 5c is also compatible with 4G LTE networking capabilities, allowing for far greater connectivity whilst minimising latency. As if this wasn't enough, the design of the iPhone 5c also features a 3.5mm headphone jack, and this remains one of the last Apple handsets to offer this type of flexibility to users.

Make the most of FaceTime 

If you 're the type of person who likes to FaceTime your friends and family, you may be interested to know that the 5c was one of the first Apple phones to feature FaceTime as a core element. This is enabled largely by the front-facing 1.2MP camera which has the capacity to record in 720p. This really helps to optimise the quality of FaceTime calls, so long as you have a strong enough WiFi connection.

In many ways, it's easy to see the nostalgic appeal of the iPhone 5c. From its simplistic design and use of plastic to the brightly coloured casings, this handset looks as though it harks back to a completely different era. However, a refurbished iPhone 5c also holds its own in terms of performance and functionality, with a long-lasting power pack and upgrade ‘selfie ' camera two of the many features that make the iPhone a worthwhile purchase.

5 real-life highlights of the iPhone 5c

  1. Enjoy a much-improved, 1.2MP front camera
  2. Stand out from the crowd with your choice of several bright colours
  3. Make the most of immersive and concise graphics thanks to the LED Retina display and (IPS) functionality
  4. Make the battery power work for you with up to 10 hours of talk time on a single charge
  5. Enjoy fun and bright casings without worrying about damage thanks to a durable handset
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